The District is partnering with the City of Prior Lake as well as Spring Lake Township and Great River Greening to complete a restoration project at Raymond Park, located on the south side of Spring Lake. The project includes buckthorn removal, an oak savanna restoration, beach plant community restoration and replacing the existing turf grass with low-maintenance grass. For more information on the project check out the project factsheet.
Work at the park is now well underway and most of the buckthorn removal and site preparation work is complete for the native plants. Seeding and any planting will happen this fall once the weather cools down a bit to increase the survival of the new plants.
This project is partially funded by a Conservation Partners Legacy grant sponsored by the MN Department of Natural Resources and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.